Oral Answers to Questions — Fuel Emergency (Unemployment Pay)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th February 1947.

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Photo of Mr Philip Piratin Mr Philip Piratin , Stepney Mile End 12:00 am, 19th February 1947

asked the Prime Minister whether in view of the hardship created by the widespread unemployment as a result of the fuel crisis, he will intro duce emergency measures authorising the payment of additional allowances to those in receipt of unemployment benefit in order to make their total money up to that of their basic wage.